Nasal spray for flu virus9th January 2009
Researchers at St Andrew's hospital are working on a nasal spray that could stop people from developing flu.
Researcher Professor Garry Taylor-said: "There are two drugs currently used for the treatment of influenza but the virus has become resistant to one of these. We think we can mask the sugars long enough for the virus not to be able to get a foothold. We envisage it would be given as an aerosol, a bit like an asthma inhaler because you want to get it into the respiratory tract quickly. But there is a long way to go."
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Title: Nasal spray for flu virus
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9770
Date Added: 9th Jan 2009